If you’re one of the many Pixel 6 or 6 Pro owners who are strong considering turning its back on Google due to numerous bugs that have gone unresolved for months or all of the time new problems pop up around every corner, chances are the latest routine security update… won’t change your mind.
Much less exciting and feature-packed than what the two stock Android phones released in 2021 are received last month, this is clearly rolling out while we’re talking about the Pixel 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a (5G), 5 and 5a (5G) alongside the Tensor-powered Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
The only actual new feature brought to the latest high-end duo is apparently a VoLTE enhancement on “certain networks” in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) regions, which some users on “certain networks” “other networks in other markets already received with the June update.
This means that safety is the main focus of this… monthly security updatewith a total of 33 (!!!) vulnerabilities affecting departments ranging from “MediaTek Components”, “Unisoc Components”, “Qualcomm Components”, “Qualcomm Closed Source Components”, Device Framework, System and Google Play System updates are now a thing of the past.
While a few of these are listed at a “critical” severity level and several others were considered “high” risk threats before being mitigated, there is no word on actual exploitation in the wild leading to loss of personal data or execution of external code of any kind.
It goes without saying that you absolutely need to install these new security patches on your eligible devices as soon as possible to stay protected from all threats, and perhaps more importantly, to prepare for Android 13. That’s right, your next big OS promotion is just around the corner and we highly doubt it Google is more likely to release any other general security or specific bug fixes, let alone brand new features Android 13 officially rolls out in (theoretically) stable form.